The month of December is oftentimes filled with Holiday parties. As most people are aware of, police presence in South Carolina on roadways and DUI checkpoints usually go hand-in-hand with the increased frequency of Holiday parties. What some people may not know, however, is that police must follow certain parameters when operating a check point. Federal law, for example, requires police to publicize the date and locations of DUI checkpoints in advance. If police fail to follow the required procedures and guidelines, then your DUI case may be eligible to be dismissed.
If you are facing criminal charges, large or small, your main goal should be to keep your record clean. The last thing you want hovering around you for the rest of your life is a mark on a record that may prevent you from getting a job in your future. The truth is, if you end up with a criminal record, you may have to do some fancy footwork and explaining before most companies will hire you. This in mind, as your attorney prepares your defense, here are four things you should avoid doing to ensure you are helping -- and not hurting -- your cause.